Peter and John Went to Pray…
“Peter and John went to pray. They met a lame man on the way. He asked for alms and held out his palms, and this is what Peter did say: ‘Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!’ He went walking and leaping and praising God…”
Do you know that song? The language may be archaic, but it sure sticks in your head! It tells a wonderful story of how the Holy Spirit enabled two of Jesus’ disciples to walk in the same authority and power they had seen Christ exercise time and time again as he healed people. (Acts 3:1-10) It also included our memory verse: “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” Acts 3:6
This is one of the best stories in the Bible for acting out. What preschooler doesn’t love leaping and around the room? And since I have a reputation for being “anti-fun” (I just don’t do silly very well), it was a wonderful opportunity for making my kids laugh. They couldn’t get enough of me singing the song and bounding across the living room.
Here was our iPod playlist for this lesson: